Overcoming anxiety - first spot the signs.

Most people are aware that their lives can at times be stressful, and not all stress is bad, but when our bodies physical response to stress builds up over time it can have a negative effect on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Stress effects different people in different ways, we are  all unique, and we all have different ways of coping with stress but there are some common signs and symptoms to be aware of.

  • difficulty sleeping
  • difficulty concentrating
  • altered appetite
  • frequent crying or outbursts of anger
  • restlessness and twitching
  • muscular aches and pains
  • digestive problems

Many of these symptoms can themselves cause you to feel stressed and anxious, leading to a frustrating viscous circle.  If you feel you are experiencing any harmful effects of stress and want help with overcoming anxiety  or are worried about your health then speak to your  G.P.  who can recommend various stress management techniques for you to use whenever you feel anxious.

You can also incorporate a variety of methods to help overcome anxiety into your lifestyle.  One way to help counteract stress and anxiety is through massage. When you are stressed your muscles often become tense and over time muscular aches and pains can develop.  Massage and complementary therapies like reflexology can help counteract this leaving you feeling looser, calmer and more comfortable.  Its lovely to treat yourself to massage but you can help loosen tense muscles yourself. simply shrugging your shoulders a few times and shaking out your arms and legs can ease tension in the  body, or try a relaxing bath to ease stress and overcome any anxiety from the day.

Stress can be damaging and it's important to know your limits, keep in touch with your body and watch out for any of the signs that stress has switched from helpful to unhealthy. maybe ask yourself ... " am I in control of stress or is stress controlling me? " ....  With this insight you can take action to bring your life back into balance.

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Posted on April 26, 2010 and filed under stress management.